This year resolve to learn more and do more to reduce your footprint – study locally with the Byron Community College
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This year resolve to learn more and do more to reduce your footprint – study locally with the Byron Community College

The list of courses on offer is so extensive we’ve decided to just list the Sustainable Living courses in this post that start in February.   In addition to learning skills that will reduce your footprint studying locally is a great way to meet likeminded people.  The office at the college reopens after the Christmas break…

Low Carbon Christmas :  Does your business reduce emissions?
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Low Carbon Christmas : Does your business reduce emissions?

WWF Report Details a Huge rise in demand for sustainable goods during Pandemic New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story on…

International Repair Day!
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International Repair Day!

https://openrepair.org/international-repair-day/ This year the spotlight is clearly on its beneficial impact on emissions. Two things are definitely true :  if you look after what you already have better you will extend the life of your goods and reduce emissions generated to meet your demands.   Secondly, as a society our efforts to find and engage repairers…

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm
Climate Change / Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm

For the next 6 weeks we are sharing Rex’s heart felt recommendations for you to watch, read, understand or do.  This week, Rex’s first recommendation is to watch the documentary, Kiss the Ground. In my view this is one of the most important documentaries for education in land use management and general information on how…

This Friday –  Support the School Strike for Climate Movement – attend the online rally at 3pm
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This Friday – Support the School Strike for Climate Movement – attend the online rally at 3pm

This Friday whilst NSW is under Covid restrictions the School Strike for Climate will be an online Rally.  Climate Change isn’t on hold during the pandemic.  We must keep the pressure up with COP26 only 21 days away! The last rally was less than 6 months ago!  Here are some pics from that day.

Market Forces call to action – Deutsche Bank is getting cosy with Whitehaven
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Market Forces call to action – Deutsche Bank is getting cosy with Whitehaven

Hi Community, Financial news source Debtwire reports Deutsche Bank is preparing to arrange funds for Whitehaven Coal’s climate-wrecking coal business. This could be the money Whitehaven needs for new coal mines like Vickery and Winchester South. Will you tell Deutsche Bank to back-off? Debtwire says Deutsche Bank organised a roadshow for creditors this week and could act as…

Enter Zero Emissions Byron Electric Vehicle survey – and win a chance to drive a Tesla for a day
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Enter Zero Emissions Byron Electric Vehicle survey – and win a chance to drive a Tesla for a day

As the EV Expo proposed for 7 November had to be postponed due to COVID, community group Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) has launched a survey designed to find out what barriers prevent NSW Northern Rivers residents from buying an electric vehicle (EV). The survey seeks to understand exactly what people would like to know about…

Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores
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Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores

I recently joined the fabulous Library of STUFF Mullumbimby, motivated by being able to share useful equipment without us all needing to own it all separately. Of particular interest to me was the electric lawn mower because I wanted to “mow electric”😁, rather than use my polluting, petrol-powered lawnmower, and to charge the batteries from…

COP26 is less than 10 weeks away.  It’s now or never!  Can you spare 10 mins a week to push for strong climate action by our Federal Government?
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COP26 is less than 10 weeks away. It’s now or never! Can you spare 10 mins a week to push for strong climate action by our Federal Government?

We’ve all heard about the latest IPCC Report and the urgency with which most of the rest of the world is planning to address the Climate Crisis.  THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!  Can you join the voices that are rising into a crescendo to demand our leaders represent our wishes for strong targets?  GetUp’s campaign is…

Byron Shire Council takes action on Climate Adaptation
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Byron Shire Council takes action on Climate Adaptation

The Bangalow Herald’s cover story in this month’s edition is a ‘whos who’ of likely candidates who will take the battons and continue to represent us and drive action on Climate Change in our LGA.  In addition to finishing the great work of staff and councillors before them to reach the 2030 net zero goal…